Meltem Cirdi Meltem Cirdi

Celta TP 8
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice listening about driving and possible problems and give advice to foreigners who wants to live in their country


Abc computer, ppt, projector, handouts and cut-ups

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about traffic problems in the context of driving

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a giving advice in the context of traffic in their country


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask following questions. 1. Do you know how to drive? 2. Do you drive actively? 3. Are you a good driver? Show them the road signs on ppt, ask if they know any of them. After their guesses, distribute the handouts about compound nouns. Peer check WC Feedback (Alternative - according to the students number, instead of giving WC - FB, after checking peers' answers on their tables, (to make them to be active) group students as pairs. They will stand up and stand in a line within their group. The first students on the line has a marker. The teacher reads the phrases which have compound nouns, but without completing the phrase. The first one who remembers the correct compound noun and writes it on the board correctly gets 1 point - CCQs : I am going to say the second word of the compound nouns? No Are you going to write two words or one word? one word Can you do spelling mistakes? No Project these questions on the board. Ss will talk with their partners. 1. In your opinion what are the most serious examples of bad driving? 2. What qualities do you think make a good driver? 3. What kind of driver are you? WC Feedback

Pre-Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and raise their awareness towards listening extract

Show two pictures, which have car pictures on them. Ask; Do you have an idea what's happening on the pictures? Have you ever been in a similar situation? -Read the summaries of two dialogues. What's the problem in each summary? Elicit the answers.

While-Listening #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students specific information task

Straightforward - 2nd Edition -Student's Book - pg. 82, Listening Ex. 2. Students listen to the dialogues while reading the summaries. They will correct two mistakes in each summary. (1st summary's answers: Her car hasn't broken down, she has stopped because the oil light started flashing. The man says that there is no hurry to go to a garage. 2nd summary's answer: The driver is trying to find her way out of town. The second policeman tells her to turn right at the end of the street.) Peer Check - WC Feedback

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

Handout the paper which has T/F questions on it. Students will listen to the same dialogues for the second time to decide if the statements are true or false. Peer check WC Feedback

Post Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to be fluent about giving advice on traffic problems and expand on what they've learned

Read this the context: (....a name... ) is not from Turkey, s/he is thinking about renting a car for a week to see the other cities, like Bursa, Eskisehir, Ankara. What should s/he care about for the intercity traffic in Turkey? Write dos and don'ts to help her. What happens if she doesn't pay attention to the rules? Are there any punishments?

Freer Activitiy (7-13 minutes) • To practice fluency with the context of driving and traffic.

Debate: Divide the class in two teams. They will discuss about the given topics. Their aim is to support their topic against the other team. 1st group's topic: Whoever has a driving licence can drive. 2nd group't topic: Whoever has a driving licence cannot drive.

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